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PROPS: Blowing yolk out of an egg?
« on: Jul 21, 2005, 02:41 pm »
Hi everybody...
got a rather weird issue and am wondering if I can get any helpful suggestions.
We are working on a production of La Bete by David Hirschon. (hilarious play, by the way)
There's a part where we would like one of the characters to blow out "yolk" out of a large egg (about 18in high). Right now there is plastic tubing going through an egg and they tried shaving cream, but it's too thick to blow out well.
Any ideas? I'm not sure I explained this well, let me know if you need me to clarify.
Thanks! Hoping for some egg-selent suggestions, harharhar.
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Blowing yolk out of an egg?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 21, 2005, 09:22 pm »
Well yolk is yellow, so shaving cream is not good, and the 'whites' are clear until they are cooked.

 How is it being blown out - in one burst all over everyone, or is it going to be huff, puff and ooze out. In any case, suspend belief for the moment. Maybe make some custard (or use UHT shop bought stuff) and place it in a reservoir, which has a simple sliding trigger mechanism (nothing too technical) then as he 'blows' (whilst pointing the egg down) he can pull the triggering mechanism, allowing gravity to work.

Or use a shaving cream can and have him pull the trigger on the can whilst blowing - make it look like he is actually holding the egg, but have the can hidden inside.

Theatre is about suspension of belief. Just because he is blowing an egg, does not mean his breath has to do anything.


Another idea - use a relatively thick custard or creame and use a sauce bottle - you know the soft plastic squeeze bottles...


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Blowing yolk out of an egg?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 22, 2005, 11:49 pm »
You may want to post that one at  There are some wacky. creative people on that site.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 23, 2005, 02:49 am »
So, it didn't actually have to be yolk, and we were coloring the shaving cream anyhow... the director just wanted something gross looking the actor could blow out the bottom of the egg... it also has to be self contained, as it pulls up  through a trap and the house is a really intimate space... and also, I received news today that they found a solution- water and flour. Good ideas anyhow. Thanks for all them!

Out of curiousity, has anyone out there done La Bete before? What did you think of it?


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